tar creek - homes of the residents in the area Chronic...

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GES 223 Tar Creek After many years of mining for heavy metals, has resulted in abandoned mines that are a source of ground and surface water contamination. In Tar Creek, Oklohoma the mining has destroyed the land and poisoned the water and the people who live in the area. There are large piles of leftover mine tailings that are in close proximity to local schools and residences. The piles are contaminated with heavy metals which pose a threat to children who play in them. When the wind blows dust from the piles is blown into the
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Unformatted text preview: homes of the residents in the area. Chronic exposure to lead can affect the immune system, nervous system, blood system, and kidneys. Also may results in premature births, smaller babies, learning difficulties, and a decreased mental ability. The area is basically dead. All the fish have disappeared from the creek, which was an important aspect of Native Americans lives....
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